The association wishes to create an original and long-lasting animation, in rural areas, in the heart of the village of Esquelbecq by developing the concept of "Book Town" which is not simply a book professionals gathering, but also a programming of diverse and varied animations orchestrated by the association "Esquelbecq, Book Town ". The association aims to provide easier access, for a large number of persons, to literary expression and culture.
The key animation of the association is the books night "Nuit des Livres" organized every 1st Saturday of July since 2007. This literary festival, extends from 4pm till the middle of the night and gathers secondhand booksellers, booksellers, publishers, illuminators, artists… but also and especially authors who take advantage of this summer meeting to get closer to their public by offering them books-signing session, public readings, table talks … This festival became an absolute must-see event for all literature passionate person
where every year, famous of the French and international writings world come to share their passion fervently with population in search of culture. The association also organizes, every 3rd Sunday of month from October to May, Books market that gather professionals of France and Belgium. She also proposes book readings; it is then the occasion for the public to meet authors, editors or artists, in a friendly and warm atmosphere which proposes the Thiriez craft brewery.